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Restore Faith In The Markets

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Re-establishing a stable and transparent foundation, restoring trust and redirecting the focus of financial institutions to fulfill their social purposes will not happen through the legislative process alone.

Complexity Theory and the Failure of Financial Reform: Part Two

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

In Part One of this essay, we mapped the tactile, political surface of financial reform - focusing on the ideas and behaviors of individual political ...

Complexity Theory and the Failure of Financial Reform: Part One

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

This is a two-part essay about the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a 2,300-page piece of legislation ...

Join a World-Wide Bank Run in December -- Move Your Money

Robert E. Prasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert E. Prasch

"A spectre is haunting Europe." No, its not the revolution that Karl Marx supposed would come about. It is the simple act of removing all of our money from the big banks, and doing so en masse on the same day -- December 7th.

Despite New Regulations, Wall Street Pay May Break Record -- AGAIN

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street is on track to pay its employees $144 billion this year, breaking a record for the second year in a row, the Wall Street Journal reports. ...

William Alden

The New 'Hot' Wall Street Trend: 'Boring' Banks | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The "hot" trend on Wall Street, the Wall Street Journal reports, is to be boring. In response to the soon-to-be-implemented international banking reg...

Why Dodd-Frank Won't Help Investors Decipher Big Bank Results

Bloomberg | Bradley Keoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dodd-Frank Act, designed to prevent future financial crises, does little to improve investors' ability to analyze results at the five biggest U.S....

Financial Reform: Now It's Up to the Regulators

Douglas J. Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Douglas J. Elliott

Hard as it may be to conceive, the complexity embedded in its over 2,000 pages of text is likely to be exceeded by the complications involved in the regulatory implementation of financial reform.

USAA Members Can Support Financial Reform

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

As a consumer advocate and a military brat, I have long been a huge fan and a lifelong member of USAA. USAA is an insurance company that was set up to...

Pay No Attention to the Banker Behind the Curtain: Why the Republican "Alternative" Leaves Wall Street Pulling the Strings

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

Pay No Attention to the Banker Behind the Curtain: Why the Republican "Alternative" Leaves Wall Street Pulling the Strings By John Taylor I've a feel...

When Will Chris Dodd Start Taking Yes For An Answer?

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Senator Chris Dodd is a tactical legislative genius - keep this clearly in your mind during the days ahead. In terms of maneuvering for the outcomes he seeks, managing the votes, and controlling the floor, you have rarely seen his equal.

Gretchen Morgenson: Leading Financial Reform Proposals Won't Stop 'Bailout Buffet'

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EVERY once in a while, Congress awakens from its lobbyist-induced torpor, realizes that the masses are cranky and sets out to appease them. Such a mom...

Big Fight Over Financial Reform

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

What Paul Krugman and other smart economists who don't prioritize breaking up these big banks don't seem to get is that anytime anyone gets too much power, good policy and sound economic theories and formulas all get trumped.

Is Paul Volcker Barack Obama's Potted Plant?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If after all the fanfare, photo ops, and promises to fight, the Obama administration shamefully doesn't manage to get the Volcker rules into an already weak financial reform bill, I hope Volcker doesn't wait until the next life to speak out.

Hard Pressed, Senator Dodd Gives Ground

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Senator Chris Dodd has good political antennae. He knows that his financial reform bill will come under severe pressure because it has a weak heart -- the provisions that deal with "too big to fail" are simply "too weak to make any sense."

Yin/Yang at the Federal Reserve

Jason Paez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Paez

Consumers need a strong, independent agency that does not have inherent conflict within its core mission statement.

Passing the Lincoln Amendment Gets at a Root of the Crisis

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In this letter to the Senate, a dozen prominent economists express their support of Section 716 of the Financial Reform Bill, which would Prohibit fed...

The Week Wall Street Became Politically Radioactive

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The long sought grail of bipartisanship is finally with us -- and it is an emerging bipartisan consensus to cleanse the evils of high finance.

Will The Volcker Rule Survive In Dodd's Bill? Citigroup Is Betting That It Won't

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Devotees of former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker may less than thrilled by the bill unveiled by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) Citigroup, for its part, doesn...

The Problem With the Legislative Process

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The Democratic Party needs to pick a fight, draw a line in the sand, and dare the Republicans to filibuster. Financial reform is the issue to do it on, and right now is the time to do it.

Former Bear Stearns CEO: Ask My Boss How I Feel About Financial Reform (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How does the iconic Wall Street exec -- and former Bear Stearns CEO -- Alan "Ace" Greenberg Feel about Dodd's latest financial bill? In an intervi...

Dodd Called Fed 'An Abysmal Failure,' But His New Bill Gives It New Powers

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a proposal set to be unveiled this afternoon, Sen. Chris Dodd (D - Conn.) anchors his latest financial reform bill around a relatively undiminished...

Ryan Grim

Dodd's New Bill Holds On To A Big Gift For Big Banks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) unveiled his initial financial regulatory reform bill in November, it included language the admin...

Dodd Financial Reform Bill: Key Details Released

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Several much-anticipated details of Sen. Chris Dodd's (D - Conn.) financial reform bill have been revealed, The New York Times and the Wall Street Jou...

Dodd's Financial Reform Bill Would Broaden Treasury Secretary's Power

The Washington Post | Brady Dennis and David Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of the Senate banking committee is aiming to release a new wide-ranging bill next week that would overhaul financial regulation, includin...